Where to grab a quick bite
1.The Eastern Food Bazaar
A favourite with tourists and Capetonians alike! In fact this place will give you one of the most eclectic collection of people in any restaurant in the mother city. The affordable prices perfectly complement the wide range of foreign delights. The butter chicken and garlic naans are definitely worth trying. It’s also fairly unknown that there is an upstairs.
2.The Power and the Glory, Kloof Nek
A well established icon in the area. Although more popularly know as the perfect spot for drink after dark, during the day their lunch options are most delectable. Their gourmet hot dogs, and home baked game pies are well worth it.
Where to get the best cuppa tea/coffee
3. Four&Twenty, Chelsea Village
This cosy and quaint spot is hardly the pretentious joint that it’s equivalents would be in Constantia. With the same quality, unique and varying menu, and scrumptious deserts, this gets the nod for top Southern Suburbs eatery. Plus how many coffee shops close over July so the owners can travel Europe getting new ideas? Yes.
4. La Belle, Constantia
I find myself gravitating towards this place on a cold winters day, snuggling next to the fire place with a flat white, the newspaper and a chocolate torte. With a base of crumbed biscuit, topped with caramel, salted roast macadamia and ribbons of bitter white chocolate, it wins the best coffee-accompaniment in Cape Town.
5. O’Ways Teacafe in Claremont
With the biggest selection of teas for any emporium of the sort in the city, this wondrous place is definitely worth the visit. There’s an equally delicious grand piano sitting in the shop, and if you smile wide enough at the owner, she may even treat you to a ballad or nocture.
Where to head for a formal meal
6. HQ Restaurant
This places simply exudes class – without even having to try. From the sylish decor, to the elegant meal offerings and in house cocktails, its gets the high-end diner nod of approval. Don’t miss out the Monday night live music, and half price steak! If you arrive early you can also sneak in a quick wine tasting at the Signal Hill Winery adjacent.
7. 12 Apostles Buffet Breakfast
Ok this is defintely not a dinner offering, but is definitely worth noting. R285 gets you the most luxurious buffet breakfast in town, with the most exquisite ocean views. Oh and with and bottomless sparking wine, and oysters… need I say more?
Where to grab a drink after work
8. Bascule Bar, the Grace Hotel
I love hanging out here after 10pm when the buzz of the waterfront seems to die down, and the area lights up. Lounging in the bar with one of the best selections of Whiskey in Cape Town couldn’t get much better.
9. The Beer House
As a beer brewer (seemingly every third Capetonian is now a brewer…) I can’t help but gravitate towards their stylish premises and list of over 99 beers. Couples with their amazing canapes its a winner. Indeed.
10. The Radisson Blu, Granger Bay
I’m a sucker for sunsets and ocean views, so naturally I love this place. Grab a table or couch close to the ocean, and forget about the days work. Take a walk down the private pier to further forget about the troubles of the day!